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Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

Surname Origin Meaning
Ackart Saxon               Saxon Ack, oak, and ard, nature, disposition
Ackerman Saxon               Saxon Acker, oaken, made of oak, and man
Ackers Saxon               Saxon place of oaks, or oak-man
Ackland Saxon               Saxon a place in North Devonshire, England,
Ackman Saxon               Saxon ack, or ake, oak, and man
Acton Saxon               Saxon oak-town
Ada Saxon               Saxon Eade
Adlam Saxon               Saxon adel, fine, noble, and ham, a village or castle
Adolphus Saxon               Saxon Ead, happiness, and ulph, help
Aiken Saxon               Saxon Oaken
Aikman Saxon               Saxon ack, oak, and man
Akeman Saxon               Saxon Oakman
Aken Saxon               Saxon Oaken
Akers Saxon               Saxon ac and ake being old terms for oak
Akin Saxon               Saxon Oaken
Albrecht Saxon               Saxon All-bright
Alden Saxon               Saxon ald, old, and den or dun, a hill or town
Aldersey Saxon               Saxon The isle of alders
Aldis Saxon               Saxon old house
Aldjoy Saxon               Saxon all-joy
Aldred Saxon               Saxon All-fear
Aldridge Saxon               Saxon All-fear
Alford Saxon               Saxon old ford
Alfred Saxon               Saxon all, and fred or friede, peace
Alice Saxon               Saxon Adeliz, noble
Allgood Saxon               Saxon All-good
Alvin Saxon               Saxon All-winning or victorious
Alvord Saxon               Saxon old ford
Alwin Saxon               Saxon All-winning or victorious
Amherst Saxon               Saxon ham, a town or village, and hurst or herst, a wood
Armistead Saxon               Saxon The place of arms
Armsted Saxon               Saxon The place of arms
Ashby Saxon               Saxon the village on a place abounding in ash-trees
Ashford Saxon               Saxon ford over the Ash river
Ashley Saxon               Saxon The lea, field, or pasture abounding in ash-trees
Ashton Saxon               Saxon The ash-hill or town
Askew Saxon               Saxon Acksheugh, hilly lands covered with oaks
Aspinwall Saxon               Saxon aspen-vale
Astley Saxon               Saxon Estley or Eastley, the east meadow or field
Aston Saxon               Saxon Eston or Easton, the east town
Atherton Saxon               Saxon Atherstone, a town in Warwickshire, England
Audley Saxon               Saxon ald or aud, old, and ley, a field or pasture
Bagley Saxon               Saxon bilge, rising or swelling, and leagh or ley, plain or pasture land
Baker Saxon               Saxon bacan, to dry by heat
Barclay Saxon               Saxon beorce, a beech-tree, and leagh or ley, a field
Barnard Saxon               Saxon Bearn or Bairn, a child, and ard, nature, disposition
Barras Saxon               Saxon Baerwas, groves, a place among trees
Barton Saxon               Saxon barley village
Bateman Saxon               Saxon bate, strife, to beat, contention
Bath Saxon               Saxon bad, a place to bathe or wash
Bathurst Saxon               Saxon Bath and hurst, a place of fruit-trees, a wood or grove.
Beckford Saxon               Saxon brook-ford
Bedford Saxon               Saxon bedan, battle, war, slaughter, and ford, a way or shallow place for crossing a river
Beorn Saxon               Saxon chief
Berkeley Saxon               Saxon Beorce, a beech-tree, or the box-tree, and leagh or ley, a field
Bernard Saxon               Saxon Bearn or Bairn, a child, and ard, nature, disposition
Bertram Saxon               Saxon Fair and pure
Bertrand Saxon               Saxon Fair and pure
Biddulph Saxon               Saxon Botolph, Boat, and ulph, Help
Bogue Saxon               Saxon boga, a bend, a bow, a corner
Boorman Saxon               Saxon A countryman or farmer
Bowers Saxon               Saxon a cottage
Bristed Saxon               Saxon brihs, bright, pleasant, and stead, a place
Bristow Saxon               Saxon brihs, pleasant, bright, and stow, the same as stead, a place
Brock Saxon               Saxon Broc, a badger
Buckingham Saxon               Saxon Bucen, beechen, and ham, a village, from the abundance of beech-trees
Buckminster Saxon               Saxon bucen, beechen, or bugan, to bend, a bow, a corner, round, and minster, a church, a monastery
Buckston Saxon               Saxon boc, a beech-tree, and ton, a town
Burby Saxon               Saxon Bur, a hill, and by, a house or village
Burden Saxon               Saxon Bour, a house and den, a valley
Burleigh Saxon               Saxon Burh, is the same as burg, a city, castle, house, or tower; leigh, a low place, opposed to a place higher, the same as ley, a meadow, a pasture
Burr Saxon               Saxon Burh, a wall, a fortress, a castle
Buxton Saxon               Saxon boc, a beech, and ton
Byington Saxon               Saxon Bying, a habitation, and ton, a hill or inclosure
Canning Saxon               Saxon Cyning, a leader, a king
Chalk Saxon               Saxon servant or attendant
Channing Saxon               Saxon Cyning, knowing, wise
Chatham Saxon               Saxon cyte, a cottage, and ham, a village,
Chatsey Saxon               Saxon cyte, a cottage, and sey, near the water
Chatterton Saxon               Saxon cete-doir-ton, the cottage-town in the wood
Chetham Saxon               Saxon cyte, a cottage, and ham, a village
Chilton Saxon               Saxon chalk-hills; cylt, clay or chalk
Chubb Saxon               Saxon cob, a great-headed, full-cheeked fellow
Coop Saxon               Saxon Cope A hill
Coope Saxon               Saxon Cope A hill
Coops Saxon               Saxon Cope A hill
Cope Saxon               Saxon Copp A hill
Copp Saxon               Saxon A hill
Coppen Saxon               Saxon A hill
Cutting Saxon               Saxon well known, famous
Denton Saxon               Saxon den, a valley, and ton, a town
Dering Saxon               Saxon Dearran or Darran, to dare, bold, daring
Dillingham Saxon               Saxon Daelan, to divide, separate, throw off, pay over; and ham, a village
Dinton Saxon               Saxon den, a valley, and ton, a town
Dixie Saxon               Saxon Dic, a ditch, dike, or fosse, and ea, water, or ig, an island
Dunning Saxon               Saxon Dunn, brown, and the termination ing, signified offspring
Dunstan Saxon               Saxon Dun, a hill, and stan, a stone
Durham Saxon               Saxon Dun and holm, a town in a wood
Eaton Saxon               Saxon From ea, water, and ton, a town
Eddy Saxon               Saxon Ed, backwards, and ea, water
Edgar Saxon               Saxon Eadigar, happy or blessed; honor
Ediker Saxon               Saxon From Eadigar, happy
Edmond Saxon               Saxon Happy peace
Edward Saxon               Saxon Happy keeper
Edwards Saxon               Saxon Son of Edward
Egbert Saxon               Saxon Always bright, famous
Eldred Saxon               Saxon All reverent fear
Emerson Saxon               Saxon Emar, from Ethelmar, noble, and son
Ethelbert Saxon               Saxon from Ethel or Adel, noble, and bert, bright, famous
Everard Saxon               Saxon Well reported, ever honored
Eytinge Saxon               Saxon Ey, Saxon, ig, an island, a watery place, and ing, a meadow
Fagg Saxon               Saxon Fag, variable or many colored
Fairfax Saxon               Saxon Fair-hair
Falkland Saxon               Saxon From Folck, the common people, and land
Francis Saxon               Saxon Frank, free
Frankland Saxon               Saxon the land of the Franks
Giffard Saxon               Saxon Liberal disposition; the giver
Gifford Saxon               Saxon Liberal disposition; the giver
Goodrich Saxon               Saxon God or good, and ric, rich
Goss Saxon               Saxon A goose
Granger Saxon               Saxon One who superintended a large farm or Grange
Halden Saxon               Saxon halig, holy, and dun, a hill
Halifax Saxon               Saxon Halig, holy, and faex, hair
Halsey Saxon               Saxon Hals, the neck, a narrow tract of land, and ey or ig, an island, water, the sea
Hanna Saxon               Saxon a cock
Hansel Saxon               Saxon A free market or hall, from haunse or hanse, a society, hansa, Gothic, a multitude, and sel, a hall
Harcourt Saxon               Saxon Here, an army, and court
Hargrave Saxon               Saxon Here or Har, an army, and grave, a steward or dispose
Harleigh Saxon               Saxon Here, an army, and ley, a place, a field
Harley Saxon               Saxon Here, an army, and ley, a place, a field
Harlow Saxon               Saxon Here, an army, and ley, a place, a field
Harvey Saxon               Saxon here, an army, and wic, a fort
Haw Saxon               Saxon Haeg, a small inclosure near a house, a haugh, a close
Hawes Saxon               Saxon Haeg, a small inclosure near a house, a haugh, a close
Hawley Saxon               Saxon Haw, a hedge, haeg, a small piece of ground near a house, a close, a place where hawthorns grow, and leg, a field or meadow
Hayman Saxon               Saxon hieg, hay, and ward, a keeper
Hayward Saxon               Saxon hieg, hay, and ward, a keeper
Heaton Saxon               Saxon Hea, high, and ton
Henry Saxon               Saxon Einrick, ever rich
Herne Saxon               Saxon Herne, a cottage, and den, a valley
Hewer Saxon               Saxon A person stationed on the sea-shore, to watch and notify the fishermen of the shoals of fish
Heyman Saxon               Saxon high man
Hildyard Saxon               Saxon Hild, a hero, and heard, a pastor or keeper
Hilyard Saxon               Saxon Hild, a hero, and heard, a pastor or keeper
Hippisley Saxon               Saxon Hiope, a hip-berry, or wood-rose, and ley, a field
Holcombe Saxon               Saxon Holt or Hultz, a wood, and combe, a valley
Holtcombe Saxon               Saxon Holt or Hultz, a wood, and combe, a valley
Hood Saxon               Saxon houdt, the wood
Hopper Saxon               Saxon Hoppere, a dancer
Hotham Saxon               Saxon Hod, a hood or covering, and ham, a house, farm, or village
Houghton Saxon               Saxon hoog, or hoch, high, and ton, a hill, castle, or town
Hubert Saxon               Saxon hiewe, color, form, beauty, and beort, bright
Huntington Saxon               Saxon the mount of hunters
Hurst Saxon               Saxon A wood, a grove
Husted Saxon               Saxon Hus, a house, and sted, a fixed place
Kemp Saxon               Saxon combat
Kendrick Saxon               Saxon Kennen, to know, and ric, rich
Kenward Saxon               Saxon A cow-keeper
Lambert Saxon               Saxon lamb, and beorht, fair
Lawley Saxon               Saxon A place in the hundred of Blackburn, Shropshire
Lind Saxon               Saxon A place where the lime or linden-trees grow
Litchfield Saxon               Saxon lich, a dead carcase, and field
Mansfield Saxon               Saxon manrian, to traffic, and field
Mildmay Saxon               Saxon Mild, soft or tender, and dema, a judge
Milton Saxon               Saxon miln, a mill, and ton
Minster Saxon               Saxon abbey
Mitchell Saxon               Saxon Michael, Muchel, big
Moseley Saxon               Saxon a mossy field or pasture
Moxley Saxon               Saxon muga, much, great, large, and ley, a field
Musgrave Saxon               Saxon Meus, the place where the hawks were kept. and grave, keeper
Newbury Saxon               Saxon New-town
Nott Saxon               Saxon smooth, round, a nut
Ockley Saxon               Saxon oak field
Ogden Saxon               Saxon oak vale
Osborn Saxon               Saxon From hus, a house, and bearn, a child--a family-child, an adopted child.
Osmund Saxon               Saxon From hus, a house, and mund, peace
Oswald Saxon               Saxon From hus, a house, and wald, a ruler
Ran Saxon               Saxon Pure, clear.
Randal Saxon               Saxon Fair-help, from Ran, fair, and ulph, help
Randolph Saxon               Saxon Fair-help, from Ran, fair, and ulph, help
Randulph Saxon               Saxon Fair-help, from Ran, fair, and ulph, help
Reed Saxon               Saxon From Rede, advice, counsel, help, or from the fenny plant, a reed
Reynolds Saxon               Saxon Sincere or pure love from, Rhein, pure, and hold, the old English for love
Reynoldson Saxon               Saxon son of Reynolds
Richmond Saxon               Saxon rich-mouth; figuratively, eloquent
Roberts Saxon               Saxon From Rod, counsel, and bert or bericht, bright or famous
Rodland Saxon               Saxon Counsel for the land
Roland Saxon               Saxon Counsel for the land
Rollin Saxon               Saxon Counsel for the land
Rowley Saxon               Saxon From Row, sweet or pleasant, and ley, a field
Salisbury Saxon               Saxon capital of Wiltshire, England
Sarisbury Saxon               Saxon capital of Wiltshire, England
Saterlee Saxon               Saxon where Saturn was worshiped
Scarborough Saxon               Saxon the seaport and borough of Scarborough, in Yorkshire, England
Scardsdale Saxon               Saxon A valley in Devonshire, England
Sebright Saxon               Saxon Se=The + bright
Sherwood Saxon               Saxon sher (scir), clear, and wood, a clearing in the wood
Skeffington Saxon               Saxon sceap, a sheep, and ton, a town
Skelton Saxon               Saxon The hill of separation or boundary
Stanwood Saxon               Saxon stan, a stone, and wood
Stocking Saxon               Saxon Stoc, a place, and ing, low land, a meadow
Theobald Saxon               Saxon powerful or bold over the people
Walden Saxon               Saxon woody place
Waldgrave Saxon               Saxon From wald, a forest, and grave, a ruler
Waldron Saxon               Saxon a wood
Wales Saxon               Saxon native of Wales
Wallace Saxon               Saxon from Wales
Waller Saxon               Saxon foreigner
Whiting Saxon               Saxon fair offspring
Whitlock Saxon               Saxon Fair hair
Whitney Saxon               Saxon town in Oxfordshire, England
Wickham Saxon               Saxon A town in Buckinghamshire, England
Wickliff Saxon               Saxon a village six miles from Richmond, in Yorkshire, England
Wilder Saxon               Saxon A traveler, foreigner, or pilgrim
Winchcombe Saxon               Saxon From wincel, a corner, and comb, a valley
Winship Saxon               Saxon Wineshop
Worth Saxon               Saxon A court, farm, possession, place, field or way
Yare Saxon               Saxon Ready, dexterous, eager
Yule Saxon               Saxon Christmas
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